Hot Crab Dip


Plan on everyone coming back for seconds of this Hot Crab Dip recipe that's uber-creamy thanks to a base of mayonnaise, and two cheeses. One bite of this slow cooker appetizer will convince you to add it to your "best dip recipes" file.

Hot Crab Dip
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
20 appetizer servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12 ounce cream cheese, cut into cubes

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (2)

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce for chicken

  • 2 6 ounce cans crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed

  • Snipped fresh chives or green onions

  • Assorted crackers, toasted pita bread wedges, and/or bagel chips


  1. Coat the inside of a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, green onions, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in crabmeat. Transfer mixture to prepared slow cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until heated through. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm setting or low-heat setting for up to 1 hour.

  4. To serve, stir well and spoon crab mixture into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with assorted crackers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 6g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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